This year’s crop of Golden Apple Award winners includes outstanding educators and amazing education advocates.
The $122 million bond approved by Billings voters last week was a victory that likely will change the way mill levy and bond campaigns are run in this city for a long time.
Tamra Millikan hugs Mara Duncan as a crowd celebrates passage of the school bond at the Yes For Kids headquarters Tuesday.
Jim and Heidi Duncan, with their daughter Mara, check text messages as they wait for the results of the school bond vote at the Yes For Kids campaign headquarters Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
With less than 20 minutes left before polls close, Yes For Kids campaign volunteer Thomas Odenthal calls voters to make sure they got their ballots in Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Billings school board member Greta Bech-Moen is tearful as she hugs Heidi Duncan after the results of the school bond were announced at the Yes For Kids campaign headquarters Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
School District 2 board chair Allen Halter, left, organizer Joe Splinter of Hilltop Public Solutions, Billings superintendant Terry Bouck, Yes For Kids co-chairman Jim Duncan, school board member Greta Bech-Moen, Yes For Kids co-chair Heidi Duncan, and Mara Duncan celebrate the election resu…
Billings school board chair Allen Halter, left, and school board clerk and district CFO Leo Hudetz, right, high-five as superintendent Terry Bouck and his wife, Kristy, center, celebrate the passing of the school bond at the Yes For Kids campaign headquarters on Nov. 5.
Billings school board chairman Allen Halter addresses the crowd at the Yes For Kids campaign headquarters after the results of the school bond vote were announced Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck, center, and his wife, Kristy, react as the room erupts in cheers as the results of the school bond were announced Nov. 5.
Supporters of the $122 million bond sought by School District 2 are making one final push this weekend to get people to vote.
The argument for upgrading Billings schools is clear:
With just five weeks to go before school election ballots are mailed to voters, a team of community volunteers is launching a positive, high-energy campaign to tell voters why Billings needs to build up its elementary and middle schools.
Every once in a while, a community has a chance to rally around a cause that benefits every generation as well as future generations.
Tara Goodwin and Heidi Duncan knocked on doors Saturday morning to find supporters for Billings Public Schools.
Between April 19 and May 7, Billings voters will decide on two tax levy requests to fund elementary and middle schools. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters on April 19.
School District 2 is facing state accreditation trouble, overcrowded elementary classrooms and rapidly aging schools. If something isn't done, community leaders fear that the school district may not recover.